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The depth symbolism led from intimations of 'darkness' to a sense of estrangement and a sense of unreality, or of a metaphysical abyss or void which could be played against the experience of displacement or unauthenticity which can be encountered in post-colonialism.
Critically, however, it is never a permanent achievement; "it is ever a withdrawal from unauthenticity." (21) Just as individuals reflect authenticity or unauthenticity, so do communities and institutions.
Indeed, John Paul IPs admonition that priests themselves should participate regularly in the sacrament indicates an awareness of the loss of authority resulting from such unauthenticity in sacramental practice.
We become ourselves in community, either authentically or unauthentically, within a dialectical tension in relation to the corresponding authenticity or unauthenticity of the community.
Last night in New York he said: "I don't think I can live with the unauthenticity of movies any more.
A veteran of films since l979, he said: "I can't live with the unauthenticity of movies.
that error, evil, unauthenticity may be not merely the absence of intelligibility but an unintelligible absence." (95) Lonergan is ever sensitive to the surd of sin.
Within such a mindset, discontinuity is code for unauthenticity, at least as the church has generally thought of it.
Newman demonstrates not only the legitimacy and complexity of the processes of historical development but also the importance of shifting our focus to the question of authenticity/ unauthenticity (though couched in the language of genuineness).
For example: "Just as sustained authenticity results in increasing responsibility and order, increasing reasonableness and cohesion, increasing intelligence and objective intelligibility, so sustained unauthenticity has the opposite effect." Authenticity and progress are indivisible as well as their opposite unauthenticity and decline.
Together partners in dialogue needs to ask whether these were moments of progress or decline and whether the judgments and decisions of the past were marked by authenticity or unauthenticity. Were they a faithful reception and interpretation of the Word of God, or were they marked by sin and the distortion that results from bias?
Lonergan is undoubtedly correct that the de facto ground for the derivation of these categories is "the authentic or unauthentic Christian, genuinely in love with God, or failing in that love, with a consequent Christian or unchristian outlook and style of living."(40) But Balthasar provides an esthetic and dramatic base for such authenticity or unauthenticity, and this base, I think, makes him more helpful than Lonergan on the derivation of the special categories.